Resources - books and links
Reading List - suggested books on methodology
Sebba, Mark (2000): Focussing
on Language: a student's guide to research
planning, data collection, analysis and writing up.
Lancaster, Definite Article Publications.
(You are recommended to obtain a copy of this. Price £2.50)
Other books which may be useful in planning and thinking about research:
Bell, Judith (1993): Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers in education and social science. - 2nd ed. Open U.P.
Goddard, Angela (1993):
Researching language : English project work at 'A' level and
beyond. Lancaster : Framework Press.
Wray, Alison, Kate Trott, and
Aileen Bloomer (1998): Projects in linguistics : a practical
guide to researching language. London, Arnold.
Books which give you an introduction to particular approaches to language research:
(Need more bibliographic information? http://opac.lancs.ac.uk/)
Agar, Michael: The professional stranger: an informal introduction to ethnography.
Carter, Ronald. Working with texts : a core book for language analysis. Routledge, 1997/2001
Fairclough, Norman, Language and power.
David Graddol, et al ( eds ) Researching language and literacy in social context
Langford, David: Analysing talk: investigating verbal interaction in English
Robert Nofsinger, Evervday conversation
Tony Mcenery and Andrew Wilson: Corpus linguistics
Evelyn Hatch & Anne Lazaraton, The research manual: design and statistics for applied research
Herbert Seliger & Elena Shohamy, Second language research methods
Books which deal with more advanced topics such as fieldwork methods, ethics and problems of research
D Cameron et al Researching Language: Issues of Power and Method (unfortunately out of print - but read it!)
Paul Atkinson, The ethnographic imagination: textual constructions of reality
Martyn Hammersley & Paul Atkinson, Ethnography: Principles in practice
Gunther Kress, Linguistic Processes in sociocultural practice
David Silverman, Interpreting Qualitative data:
methods for analyzing talk. text and interaction
Guide to the Linguistics section of the Library
Lancaster Library On-line catalogue
COPAC - search a selection of on-line catalogues for book details
Links to websites from the Linguistics Department pages (miscellaneous)
A selection of links from the page above:
WWW Virtual Library: Linguistics
WWW Virtual Library: Applied Linguistics
Speech on the Web (Links to Phonetics and Speech Science sites, and quite a bit else)
The Human-Languages Page (for learning foreign languages, translations etc.)
ETHNOLOGUE Languages of the World database - contains background information on thousands of languages, e.g. number of speakers, where spoken, dialects etc. etc.
Newspapers and other media
BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/educationnews
Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
Evening Standard http://www.standard.co.uk
Financial Times http://www.ft.com
Herald (Glasgow) http://www.theherald.co.uk
Western Mail http://www.totalwales.com